Full Time Positions

Grant Writer

Content Producer

Content Optimization Specialist

Senior Researcher/ Fellow

Temporary Positions




Grant Writer

Looking for a writing position that will stretch your talents, creativity and imagination? Writing proposals and related documents for our Development Program represents special and exciting challenges. FAIR is a national immigration policy organization. Our work involves making fascinating policy connections between immigration and its impact on virtually every area of society.

The Grant Writer will be responsible for the development of high-level letters and tailored proposals that are compelling to FAIR's major funders and key players. The person holding this position must be able to grasp complex policy ideas and relate its impacts to a broad array of interests, from political, social, and economic and a sustainable environment.

Major Responsibilities

  • Steward communications with major funding sources, including individuals and foundations.
  • Create outreach initiatives for new foundations and individual donors, including crafting a solicitation package and researching relevant prospects.
  • Work with the Development Director to track all correspondence with major donors.
  • Research to identify new foundations that could support FAIR's mission.
Experience/Qualifications
  • Supportive of FAIR's mission.
  • Have an expert ability to translate complex subject matter for a variety of donor audiences.
  • Have a bachelor's degree and 3-5 years fundraising experience, preferably in major gifts/grant writing.
  • Be self-motivated, able to initiate and see projects through to completion.
  • Be collaborative and work well within a team-environment.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office suite and have experience with Donor Management Systems.
  • Enjoy intellectual challenges and have a commitment to learning.
Skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Team player who thrives in a high-energy collaborative work environment
  • Self-starter, self-motivated
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities, produce high quality work product
  • Superior project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a non-partisan, national nonprofit dedicated to achieving responsible immigration polices, which includes limiting overall legal immigration and humanely stopping illegal immigration (more information at www.fairus.org). We enjoy a diverse membership base, ranging from those who are concerned about the effects of population growth on the environment to those concerned about the economic impacts and costs associated with lower-skilled immigration. The Grant Writer will enjoy discovering the wide-ranging interests of our donors and be stimulated by the challenge of writing to those interests. This position is located in FAIR's headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to HR@fairus.org. 



Content Producer

Are you a good storyteller? FAIR is looking for a news-hungry, social-savvy, data-driven producer with storytelling skills who is passionate about sound public policy. Are you eager to help FAIR speak up for sensible immigration policies that work for America's best interests? The Content Producer will create and curate interactive content for our website, blog, and social media that will further our mission and can be used to grow traffic, engagement, and revenue. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, collaborative, inventive, flexible, and has a great eye for design. The Content Producer will report to FAIR’s Director of Digital Communications Strategy.

Responsibilities: 

  • Produce various types of content such as: videos, podcasts, graphics, blogs, animations, infographics, interviews with staff, ads, webinars, etc. for distribution on the website, blog, and social media.
  • Manage the creative lifecycle of projects through conception, planning, direction, and post-production to ensure goals and objectives are met within parameters for funding, quality, schedule and scope.
  • Propose reactions to breaking news and social trends -- not just follow trends but also create them.
  • Handle blog submissions from all staff by uploading to blog site.
  • Prepare and operate production equipment on-site in our media studio.
  • Support Web team with various tasks (sending emails, posting to blog, creating petitions, posting to website, etc.) as needed.
  • Use data/social analytics to inform content decisions.
  • Collaborate with and respond to cross-departmental content requests.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Digital Art, or related field preferred.
  • 2-4 years of related, proven successful work experience, preferably with an advocacy-oriented non-profit organization or a political campaign.
  • Experience with camera operation, lighting gear, image/video editing, and sound production software.
  • Solid understanding of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong familiarity with motion graphics and writing blogs.
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and social analytics tools.
  • A collaborative spirit and team orientation.
  • Interest in making a real difference with your work and comfortable working in a more controversial area of public policy.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must understand that each digital platform has a different culture and tone, how to tweak content from one platform to another, and how to encourage good content to go viral.
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS and familiarity with WordPress or other CMS.

This position is located at FAIR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter indicating familiarity with our mission, resume, and one writing sample to hr@fairus.org.




Content Optimization Specialist

FAIR is looking for a Content Optimization Specialist with experience in web development, content marketing, and analytics. A successful candidate will lead a wide-range of content initiatives to help drive conversions, as well as increase engagement, retention, and brand awareness. This role requires a high level of creativity, a deep understanding of, and comfort with, FAIR's mission, attention to detail, project management skills, and a head for data. The Content Specialist reports to FAIR's Director of Digital Communications Strategy.

Responsibilities:
  • Strategize, plan, write, and help coordinate projects for the creation of new web pages, which may include: social media, publications, issue briefs, infographics, blog posts, and video content.
  • Build Google-friendly content with compelling page elements (page title, meta description, headers, etc.) to engage consumers and optimize for SEO.
  • Analyze content performance and use data insights to iterate, improve, and maximize results.
  • Elevate and evolve content to acquire, engage, and convert online supporters.
  • Collaborate with Government Relations, State & Local, Field, Media, and Research departments to suggest ideas for the creation of timely, accurate, informative and thought provoking content. Also respond to cross-departmental content requests.
  • Stay up-to-date with best practices in writing for the web, web usability and industry trends.
  • Monitor trends and audience patterns to make sure content is optimally packaged to reach large, targeted audience.
  • Partner with web team to execute integrated marketing campaigns and promotions across social media, web, and email platforms.
  • Provide monthly and special request data to internal departments.
  • Support Web team with various tasks (sending emails, posting to blog, creating petitions, posting to website, etc.) as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as communications or marketing.
  • 2-4 years of related, proven successful work experience, preferably with an advocacy-oriented non-profit organization or a political campaign.
  • Breadth of digital marketing expertise: website administration, analytics, mobile optimization, SEO.
  • Deep understanding of content management systems and experience working with mid to large size website (1000+) pages/documents.
  • Solid knowledge of HTML/CSS.
  • A collaborative spirit and team orientation.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic policy field.
  • Experience creating compelling messages for different audiences.
  • Excellent writing, reporting, and editing skills.
  • Solid foundational understanding of web analytics and traditional digital media KPIs; experience with Google Analytics a must.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work both cooperatively with departments across the organization and independently when appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a program with multiple stakeholders and competing priorities, driving projects to completion.
  • Proficiency in Google Search Console and other SEO tools for performance tracking and keyword research highly desired.

Cover letter indicating familiarity with our mission, resume, and one writing sample are required for your application to be considered. Please submit the required documents to hr@fairus.org.

This position is located at FAIR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.




Senior Researcher/ Fellow

Join a team of dedicated professionals at a dynamic time in the immigration reform movement, as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) seeks a skilled senior researcher/writer to provide senior level insight, expertise and guidance in immigration and governmental operations to various FAIR departments and publish high value material for consumption by the general public, lawmakers and the media. Generally, increase the knowledge base of FAIR, its affiliates and enhance organization's credibility and influence.

FAIR promotes immigration reform that serves our broad national interests. Our research is read by a broad political spectrum of Americans whose concerns about immigration range from national security and jobs to population and the environment. Candidates are encouraged to visit FAIR webpage to learn more about the organization.

 Experience/Qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Minimum 10-15 years of professional experience in immigration enforcement, policy, law, and/or national security and advocacy with a verified history of progressive achievement and advancement in the field.
  • Master's degree required – preferably in the fields of political science, public policy or communications.
  • Demonstrated ability of having published original research.
  • JD and/or PhD preferred with a thorough knowledge of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Track record of high integrity, good judgement and diplomacy.
  • Superb research, writing, editing, proofreading with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong data and analytical skills including the ability to present complex concepts in terms non-specialized audiences can understand

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Engage in research and/or investigative projects which will have a significant impact and lead to an increased understanding of the costs and impacts associated with uncontrolled, high-level immigration while offering fair, practical and effective solutions.
  • Publish articles for website and opinion pieces for external publication.
  • Function as organization's national security specialist.
  • Help FAIR staff and the general public broaden their understanding of the inner workings of the various instrumentalities of government involved with immigration policies and processes and illuminate how special interests influence and corrupt the system.
  • Assist with the preparation and fact-editing of press releases and other media responses and statements.
  • Assist in the direction and drafting of local, state and federal legislation when needed.
  • Write short and long form reports on a variety of immigration-related topics for a diverse constituency of readers.
  • Survey newly released data to determine relevance to FAIR and where it could be used to update existing publications, such as issue briefs.
  • Contribute weekly articles to FAIR's blog site.
  • Provide research support to other staff members as needed.
  • Suggest ways in which FAIR - and other groups who advocate for stricter enforcement of immigration laws – can be represented and heard as "stakeholders." Strategize how FAIR can get a "seat at the table" when public input is invited and even when it is not.
  • Develop successful links with external contacts such as other immigration related groups, educational and research bodies, public sector officials, professional bodies and others to foster collaboration.
  • Assist with updating FAIR's web-based library of immigration material.
  • Provide on-record comments and analysis to the media in areas of expertise.
  • If needed, provide immigration related testimony in front of legislative bodies.
  • Give presentations to academic and professional groups.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, possesses superior verbal and written communication skills, self-motivated, team player and knack for problem solving. The senior researcher will report to FAIR's Director of Research.

Cover letter indicating familiarity with our mission, resume, and one writing sample are required for your application to be considered. Please submit the required documents to hr@fairus.org.

This position is located at FAIR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


For general questions, please call 202-328-7004 or toll free at 1-877-627-3247. Please note: unless specified otherwise, all positions listed above are in the Washington, DC headquarters office.

     

Updated January 2017